Mel Kiper's updated 2021 NFL mock draft projects 5 QBs to be taken within top 10 picks
Until now, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has never predicted trades in any of his mock drafts during his many years with the network.
He’s not only changed that, the ESPN analyst has made up for lost time and loaded up his new mock draft with several hypothetical trades.
In the new mock draft issued by Kiper, he’s got three hypothetical trades that he believes could happen by the time the 2021 NFL Draft arrives.
In addition to all his projected trades, Kiper also has a heavy run on quarterbacks being made in the upcoming draft. In fact, he’s got five quarterbacks coming off the board within the first nine selections.
Here is a look at the top 10 selections from Kiper’s updated NFL mock draft.
#1 Jaguars – QB Trevor Lawrence
#2 Falcons – QB Zach Wilson *
#3 Dolphins – WR DeVonta Smith
#4 Jets – TE Kyle Pitts
#5 Bengals – OT Penei Sewell
#6 Eagles – WR Ja’Marr Chase
#7 49ers – QB Justin Fields *
#8 Panthers – QB Mac Jones
#9 Patriots – QB Trey Lance *
#10 Cowboys – CB Patrick Surtain II
*represents a hypothetical trade projected by Kiper